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Connection problem with computer to sewing machine and reader/writer

I have the new Designer Plus software V5 and Windows XP. I can't establish a connection from the computer to the reader/writer device or the machine. I have two serial comports on the back of my computer. I first disconnected and uninstalled my scanner as I read that it may cause an interference. I tried both comports but get either of these messages depending on which comport I choose. "The serial port is engaged." or "There is no link to the serial port." I tried a Keyspan connection device for a USB connection and got the same messages.

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  • mike9965 Aug 06, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. My error message says that the serial port has the wrong echo. Have tried changing the port settings in Hardware Manager--but have not found the right combination--parity, stop bits, baud rate, etc. Bernina says that they are no longer supporting the Artista Designer version 3. If I update the software, then my 180 will not be compatible with newer software. If someone could only tell me how to set up the serial port variables, I would be ok.

    mlcarter@cableone.net in Meridian, Idaho

  • judymom59 Dec 08, 2008

    I have tried connecting to 3 different computers in my house, using 2 different cables and everytime I get the same messages, " Seriel port is engaged" and No link to seriel port. The no link message is when I try different com ports so I am assuming they are the wrong ones but nothing has worked!

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MY MACHINE IS A BERNINA ARTISTA 730 EMBROIDERY MACHINE WHICH IS NEW TO ME HENCE THE PROBLEM,I ALSO HAVE A 180 MODEL WHICH I CAN MANAGE QUITE WELL.
PAMELA

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

Hello,
It is not true that the 180 is not compatible with new software.
I'm owning a artista 180 from 2002 and just installed the software designer V5+ on a laptop with windows vista.
The only problem was that there was no serial port on the laptop, now I have a new cable with USB ans serial output and the software works very well !!
When you contact Bernina you will get the same answer.

greetings Carla

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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